The Assignment #1 Capsule Review


Title:  The Assignment #1

Publisher:  Titan Comics

Writer:  Walter Hill;  Matz

Artist:  Jef

Cover Artist:  Jef

Review:  ★★★★★

Frank is a hitman.  A really good hitman from what we get to see in the opening of the first issue.  Unfortunately, it looks as though one of his regular clients gets Frank wrapped up in a job that is much more than he bargained for.  Suffice to say, Frank will never be the same again in this new gender-bending hard crime thriller.  Hill and Matz walk us down a carefully crafted setup, punctuated by fantastically noir art from Jef, who lights up every panel.  Jef’s art is full of grit and rough shading, highlighted by a wonderful, muted color scheme.  It already has a concept that has us absolutely intrigued and we hardly feel like we know what is actually going on.  That’s a great fit to have us reeling for more in this great first issue.

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